CK police briefs – Monday, May 3, 2021

House sitter accused of causing damage to home

A 44-year-old Dresden woman has been arrested and charged after she allegedly damaged a home that she was supposed to be taking care of.

Police said a homeowner in Dresden asked the woman to care for her home while she was taking care of a family emergency out of town back in February.

However, when the woman got back to her home, someone had allegedly caused about $1,000 worth of damage to the home and some of the contents inside it.

On Sunday night, officers arrested the woman who was supposed to be watching the home and charged her with two counts of mischief.

She was later released with a future court date.


Another break-in at the Children’s Safety Village

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips after someone broke into two buildings at the Chatham-Kent Children’s Safety Village on Fargo Road over the weekend.

Police said nothing was stolen, but the damage was estimated at $900.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kieran Crosby at or 519-436-6600 extension #87338.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

The Safety Village has been a target for thieves in recent months, with someone stealing a canoe from the charity in September last year. Officials at the facility also reported a separate rash of break-ins last summer.


Burnt out headlight tips off police to suspended driver

A 34-year-old Wallaceburg man who wasn’t supposed to be driving is finding out the hard way that you need to have two working headlights.

Police said an officer on general patrol in Wallaceburg Sunday night pulled over a vehicle in the area of Murray Street and Duke Street that only had one working headlight.

The officer then learned that the driver had been suspended for medical reasons and that the license plates were not registered for the vehicle. Police said he couldn’t provide a valid insurance card, either.

As a result, the man who was behind the wheel at the time was charged, the vehicle was towed from the scene, and the license plates were seized as evidence.


Break-in at Hyatt Tax Service in Wallaceburg

Chatham-Kent police are investigating after someone broke a glass door at Hyatt Tax Service on James Street in Wallaceburg Sunday night.

Police said they responded to an alarm at the business at around 10 p.m. Sunday and saw the glass in the rear door was damaged, but nothing was stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kyle Blommers at or 519-436-6600 extension #87286.

You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Domestic disturbance call leads to arrest

A 36-year-old Wallaceburg man has been charged with assault after police were called to investigate a domestic disturbance early Monday morning.

Police said they responded to the call at around 3 a.m. Monday at an apartment in Wallaceburg.

The accused was arrested, charged, and later released with a future court date.